End of Year English Department Celebration

You’re invited! Please join us for the end of the school year this Wednesday, May 8 at 4PM in Armstrong (Fritz Pavilion C – 3rd floor)! 

We’ll celebrate the end of the year, bid farewell to seniors, and toast faculty and student achievements! Student orgs and pubs will be tabling and there will be yummy snacks!

OxMag Open Mic

Please join us next week for the first ever OxMag Open Mic! This event is a celebration of the release of our 52nd Issue and all of the wonderful writing being done at Miami. Come and enjoy some snacks, peruse the latest issue of OxMag, and listen to your fellow Miami writers. All are welcome— please share this invitation!

Tuesday, May 7

7:15-8:15 pm 

Bachelor Reading Room (BAC 337) or register to attend virtually on Zoom

Featuring… You!!

Readers will be given 3-4 minutes time slots. What should you read? We’re not picky! Bring a poem, a piece of flash prose, a couple of jokes you’ve been working on, a song you’ve written, or whatever else you’d like to share with your fellow writers. 

To keep things organized, please sign up to read using this link or scan the QR code below. If you’re not sure whether or not you’d like to read, no worries. Sign-ups will be available the day of the event until we run out of slots. 

Hope to see you there! Have a great day. 


Miami University Press Novella Prize Winner Reading

Ashley Honeysett Reading

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 7:30am.

Join us in person or on Zoom for a reading featuring Ashley Honeysett. Her debut novella, FICTIONS, won the 2023 Miami University Press Novella Prize. [Zoom link forthcoming]


Simultaneously novella-in-stories, plague journal, memoir, and meditation on writing, Ashley Honeysett’s FICTIONS illuminates and explores the mind of a storyteller wrestling with the essential strangeness of writing fiction at a time when a common story has eluded us all. A box of finely made enchantments. – Hugh Sheehy, author of DESIGN FLAWS

About the Author:

Ashley Honeysett has lived throughout the United States as well as in Ireland and Japan and is now raising a child with her husband outside of Chicago, where she works as a fundraiser for environmental nonprofits. She studied creative writing at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and published poetry and prose in journals there and at Michigan State University.

Poetry and Pizza event

Join HWC for an evening of Poetry + Pizza TOMORROW, April 30th at Howe Writing Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Open mic! Bring your own poetry, a favorite poem, or other creative writing. Listen to readers, eat pizza, and enter a raffle! All are welcome.

Rita Dove Alumni Event for National Poetry Month

Join us for a special event with Rita Dove, Miami University creative writing alumna, Pulitzer Prize winner and National Poet Laureate Emeritus

Alumna poet Rita Dove will join us virtually for a reading and conversation including creative writing poetry faculty in the Heritage Room, Shriver Center. You can check out a recent Paris Review Interview of the US Poet Laureate Emeritus and Pulitzer Prize winner in which she speaks about her time at Miami and its influence on her.

You can find our Alumni testimonials page here.

Annual Publishing Symposium 2024

Annual Publishing Symposium – April 15, 2024 at 5:30pm

Please join us as we host three publishing professionals–Lisa Ampleman, the Cincinnati Review & Acre BooksKayla Lightner, Ayesha Pande Literary; and Miami Alumnus Todd Seabrook, The Cupboard Pamphlet–who will answer questions about publishing your creative work, as well as careers in publishing. 

Each year the Creative Writing Program brings in members of the publishing industry–such as editors, publishers, agents, and authors–often alumni or friends of the program. This year we are doing it by Zoom. Please sign up using the QR code in the brochure or this link:

register here in advance:



English Department Career Day Event

A Career Day for English Majors including creative writing majors

Join the Department of English and the Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) for Spill the Tea: English Edition, an afternoon of career-development workshops followed by an alumni panel, on Tuesday, April 9 in Shriver’s Heritage Room. There will be prizes, swag, and delicious food!

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